wear this there: hackney coffee co.
by victoria comment

1/11/19

greenery and hanging oranges installation over patio table at hackney coffee co. / sfgirlbybay

i don’t know about you but i’ve been hankering for london holiday. even in chilly months i love londontown — running around all bundled up on the tube, hopping from the tate modern to the saatchi gallery — it’s all good. and when it’s time to warm up, how about a visit to the hackney coffee co.? i visited hackney in east london on my last trip and it’s a quirky and artful neighborhood on the rise — think artist’s lofts (the real deal), pubs, cafes and shops. enter hackney coffee co. — the building traces its history to at least as early as 1868 — the site was once a transport depot and mechanic’s garage, now restoring its history brick by brick, and completely re-imagined as an urban jungle-like cafe, supper club, cocktail bar and music venue. we’re thinking our favorite biker jacket, wide leg black denim and mod boots are just the thing here. while you await your mates, we suggest sarah jessica parker’s first foray into the publishing world in partnership with hogarth — a place for us by Fatima Farheen Mirza , a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity, and belonging.

velvet green button tufted lounge chair. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: hackney coffee co. in east london. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: GANNI Passion Biker Jacket (on sale!); Corey Lynn Calter Polka Dot Buttondown shirt; club monaco Long Chain Necklace; j.crew Crossbody buckle bag in blush Italian suede; club monaco Colleen Cashmere Beanie in black; yoox SUPER BY RETROSUPERFUTURE Sunglasses; MAKE Matte Lipstick in Tangerine; read this there a place for us by Fatima Farheen Mirza; JINsoon Nail Polish in Hope; MARNI Short socks; Reike Nen Ring Slim Boot in Black; GANNI Rienzi Denim Wide Leg black Denim.

inspiring interior of the hackney coffee co. in east london. / sfgirlbybay

orange vines on white brick wall. / sfgirlbybay

colorful photo in floating black frame. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring dining room inside the hackney coffee co. in east london. / sfgirlbybay

the bar inside the hackney coffee co. in east london. / sfgirlbybay

hackney coffee co. logo on door. / sfgirlbybay

urban jungle inspired dining room inside the hackney coffee co. in east london. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of @angelacoomey and @hackneycoffeeco.

living with texture.
by victoria comment

1/10/19

oversized black framed mirror in bohemian modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

adding texture is one of the easiest ways to give a room a warmer, more relaxed vibe, and step up the sophistication, too. and doing so through layered textiles is easy, and usually quite affordable, too. there are so many wonderful online and vintage resources for rugs, pillows, throws and bedspreads (see below!), as well as wall tapestries and adding these decorative elements to your home is so, so simple. if your living room, say feels a little cold, lay down a rug (or two!) and you’ve instantly added comfort, color, and warmth to the room. you’ve seen the trend of laying down an unexpected vintage rug in an ordinary kitchen and how it can really transform it, and the same goes for warming up bathroom tile and giving bedrooms a cozy, bohemian vibe.

beachy outdoor patio with pink walls and mismatched striped pillows and cushions. / sfgirlbybay

and for me, the more mismatched the look the better! i love the look of unique prints over patterned tile, a mix of a few layered rugs, or even hanging a rug on a wall, and the idea of it really makes for an instant game changer. sources for textiles are endless, but a few favorites are block shop,  armadillo & co., pampa, the citizenry, the gardener’s house, etsy, anthropologie, lulu & georgia and if you really want to invest in some rare, vintage rugs abc carpet & home and chairish have some beauties. we get them in from time to time at super marché, too, so stay on the lookout (or join our newsletter). happy layering!

bohemian wall tapestry. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern decor with patterned rug. / sfgirlbybay

sunroom with natural wood floors and mismatched textiles on sofa. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring textural decor ideas. / sfgirlbybay

textural decor layers in bohemian modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

simple modern bedroom with textural decor elements. / sfgirlbybay

textural decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist built-in seating area with mixed fabric cushions and pillows. / sfgirlbybay

textural layered bohemian modern home decor. / sfgirlbybay

unique red and white floor tiles with mint green cabinets in modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

textural layered hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

living room with moroccan rugs on the floor and walls. / sfgirlbybay

simple layered bedroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

rustic hexagon floor tiles. / sfgirlbybay

bamboo and cane chair with faux fur cushion and moroccan pillow. / sfgirlbybay

chic living room ornate moldings and mixed textures and textiles. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @herz.und.blut; @carlaypage; WALL TAPESTRY; the socialite family; planet deco; @monicawangphoto; milk decoration; the style files; jeroen van der spek; bon boutique; milk decoration;; boutique homes; @theworldofinteriors; kim verbist interiors; fancy decors; aestate@ateliervime; refinery29; riad jardin secret; loom & kiln; vintage wallpaper patterns; french by design; las cositas de beach & eau; planete deco; @sugarshack_styling_co; @hmerrick; italian ways; @saasha_burns; @lanemarinho; anthony hanson photography; rose and ivy journal; honestly wtf; planet deco; libertyn interiors; @nataliemyers; matt pecson art.

instagram worthy: @_aurelielecuyer.
by victoria comment

1/9/19

inspiring bookcases photographed by @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

this week’s instagram worthy account is kind of a 2fer — in that not only are her images filled with beautiful interiors, but also inspiring fashion as well. @_aurelielecuyer is a Photographer and the Co-founder of a clothing line by the same name based in France. Aurelie Lecuyer’s clothing collection is imprinted with a touch of femininity and functionality — essential and timeless basics, more than fashion, with a very free-feeling style. her eye is spot on and her photographs bring me a lot of joy. aurelie’s tumblr journal is also most inspiring, so have a long, leisurely gander at that.

inspiring image of plant with ceramics via @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

fashion and interior photograper @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring minimalist interior shot by @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

wood shelving unit with ceramics collection and art prints. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring images via photographer @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring bohemian modern interior photographed by @_aurelielecuyer. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring exterior and interior shared via @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

wood walls and home furnishings shared via @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring minimalist interiors and women's clothing shared via @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

natural wood walls and cabinetry shared via @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

women's wear via Aurelie Lecuyer's clothing collection / sfgirlbybay

inspiring white-washed interior shared via @_aurelielecuyer on instagram . / sfgirlbybay

retail store photographed by @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

women's wear and minimalist interiors shared via @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

natural wood walls and bench captured via @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist bedroom photographed by @_aurelielecuyer on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @_aurelielecuyer.